A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness

Later this year a movie will be released of Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls.
I’m keen to see the movie, but reluctant at the same time.
Click here to see the trailer, and what I hope is conveyed in the movie version.



Tower of Thorns, by Juliet Marillier

A wailing monster, a cursed land and a lady with secrets.

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Everybody Loves YA #LoveOzYA

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The NS
burn-bright us thmnlWWC Festival was a star-studded event, and the Young Adult panel was a prime example Obernewtynas we were treated to the collective literary wisdom of Marianne de Pierres, Garth Nix, Richard Harland, Isobelle Carmody and Amie Kaufman.

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